Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is
a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown
Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts.
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its
2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal
arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.
Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill
College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual,
intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and
seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces
diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and
working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and
cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto,
Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its
students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage
towards creating a more just and compassionate world.
Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, the
Major Gifts Officer is responsible for helping Stonehill College
achieve its fundraising goals by identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and stewarding major gifts of $25,000 and above. The
Major Gifts Officer works collaboratively with the Major Gifts and
Planned Giving team, the entire Advancement Division, faculty,
staff, and other stakeholders at the College.
Essential Duties &
- Manage a portfolio of about 150 major gift donors through the
giving cycle including identification, qualification, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship of donors who have the capacity to
make multi-year gift commitments of $25,000 and more.
- Using written and oral communication, convey a strong and
consistent message about the mission of Stonehill College, its
priorities, and its plans for the future. The successful Major Gift
Officer, through conversations and effective listening, is able to
match donors’ philanthropic interests with the needs of the
- Involve appropriate volunteers and staff members in the
cultivation and solicitation process as needed.
- Work with Advancement Division members to plan and implement
events that are designed to bring information and education about
Stonehill College to major gifts prospects and align them more
closely with the institution.
- Conduct 8-10 significant visits per month for the purpose of
qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Prepare
administrative and management reports including contact and
strategy reports for each prospect.
- Develop gift solicitation proposals and provide proper
stewardship after a gift is made.
- Actively participate in the identification and solicitation of
Annual Fund leadership gift prospects.
- Be informed about relevant tax laws, gift planning concepts,
and be able to initiate and move forward with gift planning
- Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Major
Gifts & Planned Giving, and the Vice President for
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years of related
experience; or an equivalent combination of education and
experience are required. Candidates must have excellent verbal,
communication, relationship building, and entrepreneurial skills.
Excellent listening skills are imperative. Experience in volunteer
management, cultivation, and event planning is desirous. Experience
in higher ed fundraising is preferred. This position requires the
ability to travel, therefore, a valid driver’s license, insurance,
and reliable transportation are required.
The Major Gifts Officer will be an engaging self-motivated
person with demonstrated success in raising major gifts of $25,000
or more in non-profit or educational-related organizations.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume via
the URL link below:
Applicants who will
enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly
encouraged to apply. Stonehill
College is an equal opportunity employer committed to